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Is anyone aware of any tuning shops working on mods yet?

It seems like as soon as a new rig comes out someone already has a fully-tuned version, complete with turbo or what have you..

But I care about the simpler things, most notably shorter springs? Would shorter springs interfere or screw up the active Bilstein dampening system??? It just seems about an inch too high, although maybe it will settle some? I guess I need to see it in person too...

Others would be things like CF hood (Medic hood????) - talk about weight savings...

Also different exhaust systems?? I'm guessing it won't be loud enough stock?? I'm also guessing someone has already mocked one up for this rig, given it must be nearly identical (underneath) to the WK non-SRT model? Even if I keep the stock exhaust I'm going to get some new tips put on. I dislike the trumpet-looking black chrome tips. I want some bright shiny ones staring back at my victims when it leaves them in the dust..
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Re: Mods for new WK8

you won't see true performance mods for a long time, the ECM is a bear. They still have not cracked the 5.7L in the 2011's yet. Not to mention, I think it took almost 2.5 years to start seeing tuning for the WK1 SRT8.
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Re: Mods for new WK8

I agree, no engine mgmt for now, just looking for the basics. I wonder how free-flowing the airbox and exhaust are from the factory. The SRT guys will likely say they are already as free-flowing as they can be, BUT....
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Re: Mods for new WK8

contrary to what many want to think, intakes and exhausts don't do shit but change the engine/exhaust sound without tunes. MY opinion, but had enough cars, and modified ones, to come to that conclusion.
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contrary to what many want to think, intakes and exhausts don't do shit but change the engine/exhaust sound without tunes. MY opinion, but had enough cars, and modified ones, to come to that conclusion.
On an E9X M3, those two mods together are good for +30hp at the wheels. It all depends on how constrained it is from the factory though, obviously...
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On an E9X M3, those two mods together are good for +30hp at the wheels. It all depends on how constrained it is from the factory though, obviously...
Not without tuning mods to the ECM unless the ECM has headroom built into it's adaptive learning, which most don't. As noted, on the new ECM no one has broken the encryption yet. When they do then it's likely you can actually get those gains. Just slapping an intake and exhaust without a tune rarely reaps any real world benefits.
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Re: Mods for new WK8

Yeah I don't expect much if anything to be had from intake+exhaust on the new Jeep, sadly. I recall putting an intake on my Charger SRT8 and while it got louder up front, the butt dyno was like "uhhhh, nothing?? seriously??" What a waste of money!
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Yeah I don't expect much if anything to be had from intake+exhaust on the new Jeep, sadly. I recall putting an intake on my Charger SRT8 and while it got louder up front, the butt dyno was like "uhhhh, nothing?? seriously??" What a waste of money!
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did you get a tune to compensate for the more air flow?
That is where in lies the gains. It's not just the more air, the engine needs to know to dump more gas as well. And a few other "adjustments".
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No tune, I see all the toonatune stuff now but I am selling this so not gonna mess with it at this point...
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very first mod I will do is paint that GOD awful chrome piece on the back hatch! Ill do it if I have to paint it myself when I pull in the garage.....
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